It’s actually happening. Leaked rehearsal snaps (via Twitter) confirm the very worst suspicions about the Olympic closing ceremony. Yes, that’s right – The Spice Girls are reforming and will take to the stage atop five black cabs. What have we done to deserve this? Wasn’t dancing NHS nurses and ‘sick’ children bouncing on trampoline beds enough punishment?

With ‘Viva Forever’ the Spice girls musical opening in November, Mr Steerpike has a terrible feeling that we’re going to have endure the resurgence of one of the very worst aspects of the nineties. Come back Danny Boyle. All is forgiven.

Tags: Danny Boyle, Music, Olympics, Pop music, Spice Girls